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You are special and God loves you

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Sometimes, I feel down. Some days, it’s my weight and what I see in the mirror. Other days it may be my budget and what I see in my checkbook, or not getting that promotion I was hoping for. Sometimes, I feel rotten because I am facing the consequences of a poor choice I made;…

What do you see in the Mirror?

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Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and with a shaking head of disgust? I have, and I did this past week. I am reminded of Paul’s words to the church in Rome. In Romans 7:15, Paul expresses his disgust with himself and declares, “I do not understand what I do. For what I want…

Looking Locally

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In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus said, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Please note that Jesus does…

Changes Ahead…Pray for Us

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Sometime in early 2006, I interviewed at a church in the Pacific Northwest to be a Youth & Family Minister. The interview went well and the church offered me a joba month or so later. Treneé and I prayed a lot and decided to accept the offer. We were excited to move from Connecticut to…

Identifying Ourselves As Christians

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In a recent meeting on strategic planning at the Division of Child Support something caught my ear. Our new 5-year strategic planning phase has begun and one of the facilitators started talking about the need for “diversity”—a term that bothers me. But, what stood out was her reason why. “our purpose is to develop a…

Math formula & the Good News

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 I love math. I love algebra and geometry. There’s a formula. It is predictable. It is consistent. It is black or white, right or wrong. 1 + 1 = 2, always. Or, at least, that is what I thought until I picked up the gospels. Read the story in Matthew 14:14-21. Jesus feeds the five thousand and…

Church-less ?

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I had to take a car trip to Olympia by myself this past week. While driving, I listened to the audiobook, “Longing for God”, by Richard J Foster and Gayle D Beebe. In the book the authors identify what they call “Seven paths of Christian Devotion.” Each of these paths can be describe as a…

Attending Church

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Have you ever asked yourself, what’s the point of going to church? After all, you’re probably a good person, and you believe in God…so what difference does it make if I attend all the time or just every once in a while? In order to answer that question, I need to explain what the church…

Financial Peace University

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What if you were following a plan for your money that you KNEW worked? With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money, get out of debt, and create a plan for your future. If you’re interested in learning more about the class, contact the church! Because we’re offering it…

GO YE Means Go Me

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Regardless of which statistic you look at, the number of Christians is growing worldwide—and not just from population growth but from conversion. What is significant is the “where” of that growth. Christianity is growing in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and South America. These are places with religious restrictions and open persecution of…
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